Linking open data with local knowledge for disaster risk reduction of the urban poor

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a workshop, seminar, course or other meeting


We look into a case of a small urban community in the central Philippines. The community is exposed to a multitude of hazards, including typhoons, earthquakes and flooding. The urban environment is source of additional risks, as waste water of surrounding residential areas is directed through the community in open canals. Capturing the knowledge of the local community, translating it into data and complementing it with openly available development and humanitarian datasets, can inform disaster risk reduction planning and act as additional evidence in policy discussions.
Period15 Nov 2018
Event titleBOLD Cities: Urban Disasters
Event typeSeminar
LocationDelft, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • urban
  • disaster
  • humanitarian
  • data
  • iati
  • hdx
  • philippines
  • humtech lab